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By Dan Cossins | June 19, 2013
Researchers reveal why analyses of cancer-causing mutations are riddled with false positives and demonstrate a new approach that eliminates the problem.
By Philippe Grandjean | June 17, 2013
Investment in brain research should aim at protecting the brains of the future from harmful environmental pollutants.
By Dan Cossins | June 13, 2013
The Justices have decided that isolated sequences of human DNA are not eligible for patent protection, but rules that artificial sequences can be patented.
By Bob Grant | June 13, 2013
Researchers identify thousands of plant genes activated by the gaseous hormone ethylene, which influences ripening, pathogen defense, growth regulation, and more.
A new analysis suggests that the Human Genome Project has delivered $178 for every federal dollar invested, but many analysts are not convinced by the figures.
By Ed Yong | June 10, 2013
Controlling computers with the mind and learning motor skills rely on a similar set of brain regions.
By Dan Cossins | June 10, 2013
Leading medical and research centers around the world announce a plan to share massive amounts of genetic and clinical information.
By Dan Cossins | June 7, 2013
Retrospective carbon dating of human hippocampal cells confirms substantial adult neurogenesis and suggests that the process contributes to brain function.
A compound that targets a particular opioid receptor in the amygdala reduces the formation of PTSD-like systems in mice subjected to severe trauma.
By Ruth Williams | June 6, 2013
Stimulating brain cells with light reveals the dysfunctional circuitry that causes obsessive-compulsive disorder.
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